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Portrait of the "demon" warden of Andersonville prison camp...
Item # 652756
September 14, 1865
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 14, 1865
* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter
* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia
The front page features a print headed: "Werze, The Andersonville Demon", being the infamous Henry Wirz, the warden of the Andersonville prison camp who supervised the horrible treatment of Yankee prisoners. He would be found guilty & was executed, one of only two people convicted for war crimes during the American Civil War.
Quite rare to find a period portrait of him in a newspaper. Various ftpg. column heads relating to the Civil War.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, wear at the fold & margins, generally good.